Bill Gates's famously bold prediction -- that one day, every home would have a computer -- is now, if anything, a huge understatement, with many households boasting multiple machines. Written by a working PC technician, Teach Yourself Home PC Maintenance and Networking takes you through the basics -- the jobs you can do yourself with a bit of know how and a screwdriver. It tells you what you need to know about hardware and how to get the most from Windows XP and Vista operating system tools. If you have more than one PC (and a lot of us have, these days) you will learn how to network them to share your printer / scanner / Internet connection, using conventional cables or wireless technology. And for the jobs that you can't do yourself, there are some guidelines on how to find and brief a PC technician and how to check that you're getting the work you pay for. This book could save you serious money. Buy it. You know it makes sense!
Anthony Price is an experienced PC Technician and Writer on Computing and Information Technology. He is also an Adult Education teacher based in Cornwall.